CAMEROON’S choice of football shirts may have attracted a lot of attention in the past – but the African nation intend to let their football do the talking in the 2009 Cup of African Nations, wearing a smart but conservative shirt.
In the past, Cameroon have played in a sleeveless shirt and also an all-in-one ‘body suit’ which linked shirt and shorts, but are playing it safe this time round with a tidy, two-tone green home shirt.
Made by Puma – who proclaim themselves as the “most famous brand internationally” after announcing deals with 11 African sides – the shirt is made of 100% polyester and features Puma USP fabric technology, which will wick sweat away from the bodies of Samuel Eto’o and company as they battle the heat of Angola this January.
The shirt features the Cameroon badge on the right hand shoulder, and a lion symbol on the left – representing their nickname of the Indomitable Lions. The Puma sponsor logos are present on the centre of the chest, and also on both sleeves. The back of the shirt features a mesh-type material, to aid breathability – giving the Cameroon squad every advantage as they seek a fifth African Cup of Nations crown.